How to set up a Wi-Fi Router? ,
A Wi-Fi router is a device which allows wireless network packet forwarding and routing. It serves as an access point in a local area network. It performs the traffic directing functions on the Internet. These Wi-Fi routers have become an essential part of user’s life and play a major role both in professional as well as personal life. From medium and big enterprises to school campuses, airports, train stations, museums, shopping malls, manufacturing plants, hospitals, and warehouses have all installed Wi-Fi networks in their premises. If you are planning to have a Wi-Fi router at your place, this post will help you to know how to set up it.
F2 Technology are providing the wi-fi router support for most of the router as given below.
Google WiFi router
TP-Link AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender – RE450, White
TP-Link RE200 AC750 Wi-Fi router Range Extender
TP-link 450 Mbps Wireless N Access Point
TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N Access Point [TL-WA801ND]
TP-Link Archer C7 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router [AC1750]
TP-Link TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal WiFi Range Extender
Huawei 21 Mbps 3G Mobile WiFi – White [E5330]
Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router
TP-Link TL-M7350 4G Mobile WiFi Router – Black
Linksys EA6100 AC1200 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router
Huawei ws331c Wireless Range Extender for Mobile Phone
Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless AC Dual Band Smart Router
D-Link DSL-2750U Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi Router
D-Link DAP-1620 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender
TP-LINK AC750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Booster Extender Expand RE200 2.4GHz and 5GHz
ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless-AC1900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router
ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Router
Linksys EA6900 Dual Band Router AC-1900
D-Link DWR-921 Home Router -4G
TP LINK 300Mbps Wireless N Router TL-WR840N
Linksys Wireless N300 Dual Band Access Point – Black [WAP300N]
LINKSYS VELOP WHOLE HOME MESH WI-FI SYSTEM (PACK OF 3)
TP-Link AC750 Wireless Dual Band 4G LTE Advanced Router –
LINKSYS EA2750 N600 DUAL-BAND SMART WI-FI WIRELESS ROUTER
Xiaomi Mi Router 3C – White
DIR-605L D-Link Wireless N300 Cloud Router
TP-Link TL-WR840N 300 Mbps Wireless N Router – White
TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router [TD-W8961N]
TP-Link M7350 4G Mobile WiFi Router – Black
LINKSYS Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
To set up the router, all you need to do is to follow the following steps:
The best place to keep a Wi-Fi router is an open area in the center of your house. If due to specific reasons you are unable to keep it in the middle of the range avoid placing it closet to something that will crimp its range. There is no need to move gateway. You can use a longer CAT5e or CAT6 cable to connect the router with the gateway’s ethernet port so you can put it out in the open. Make sure that you don’t put a wireless node in the dead spot of the Wi-Fi. It won’t be able to connect to your network. Instead, place the node from where its wireless signal can reach to that dead spot.
You need to configure the gateway to disable the router and pass the WAN IP address and all network traffic through to your new router. It is necessary for avoiding the double-NAT scenarios. You also need to enter the IP address into a web browser for accessing the gateway’s configuration screen. In some cases, the gateways have a bridge mode for working with a secondary router while as in others it is not so.
Configuring the device to work with a Wi-Fi router involves logging into the gateway. For this, you need to navigate to the Firewall menu, and then setting it to “passthrough mode.” Once you are done with this, you then set the “passthrough mode” to “DHCPS-fixed” and give your router’s MAC (Media Access Control) address. Also, you need to find the setting that turns off your gateway’s Wi-Fi access point so that you are not running a second and useless Wi-Fi network. After finishing these changes, reboot your gateway.
Turn off your gateway and unplug the ethernet cable from gateway’s LAN port and connect it to the WAN port of your router. This ethernet cable also comes with the router; you can make use of that if in case, it is not plugged into the LAN port of your gateway. Restart the gateway and wait for some time to boot it up. Turn on the router and again wait for some time to boot it up.
Write the IP address of your router (printed on the router itself) in the address window of, your web browsers and hit enter. You will also need the admin login and password of the router for the login purpose. These details are present on the router as well as on the user manual. Provide the required credentials and hit the enter button. Change the existing password and create something unique. Note down the password because you will need it later. If in case you forget the admin password, you need to perform a reset of hardware, as a result, undo all the customizations you have made.
The manufacturers of routers often release new firmware after they have shipped the router. Make sure you have the newest version, most of the routers will check for new firmware automatically. All you typically need to do is to click a button on the router’s configuration app. Take a look at your router’s documentation for details and then reboot the router after updating it.
The routers come from the factory with a pre-assigned password of Wi-Fi. But the much older wired equivalent password the more insure it is. If you are still using wireless devices that fall into this category, you should retire them because they are leaving your entire network exposed to the most casual hacker. The process of setting up the password varies from router to router. If you have a dual-band router, you need to assign passwords for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks. The password that you create should be relatively complex and should consist of letters, numbers, and special characters.
After following the above steps, you should be able to log onto your new Wi-Fi network using the Wi-Fi password you created. If you are still not able to set up the Wi-Fi router, there is no need to worry you can take the help of our technician. We will help you in resolving your all issue related Wireless Router setup installation in Dubai & Sharjah.